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True Grit Overview:

True Grit (1969) was a Adventure - Western Film directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Paul Nathan and Joseph H. Hazen.

The film was based on the novel of the same name and also Saturday Evening Post Magazine Serial written by Charles Portis published in 1968 (novel); 1968 (magazine).

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

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Best ActorJohn WayneWon
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John Wayne and Kim Darby Show Their True Grit

By Rick29 on May 21, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn. The year 1969 was a remarkable one for the Western genre. The biggest hit of the year was the revisionist Western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Sam Peckinpah's violent The Wild Bunch earned critical raves in the U.S., while Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the... Read full article


True Grit (1969)

By Beatrice on Apr 18, 2020 From Flickers in Time

True Grit Directed by Henry Hathaway Written by Marguerite Roberts from a novel by Charles Portis 1969/US IMDb link Repeat viewing/Amazon Prime John Wayne certainly did have true grit until the end. ?Just what we all need during Lockdown. The story takes place in the 19th Century Old West. ?Mattie R... Read full article


Win Tickets to see ?TCM Big Screen Classics: True Grit? 50th Anniversary (Giveaway runs now through April 20)

By Annmarie Gatti on Mar 31, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Win tickets to see ?True Grit? 50th Anniversary on the Big Screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun May 5 & Wed May 8 “Most people around here have heard of Rooster Cogburn and some people live to regret it.“ CMH continues with our 4th year of our partnership with Fathom Events ? wit... Read full article


Review: True Grit (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 20, 2016 From 4 Star Films

My father has always maintained that two of his favorite films are The Magnificent Seven and True Grit. The first one makes sense with its stellar cast, resplendent score, and some top rate gunslinging. The second film, well, it makes sense too, but for completely different reasons. Director Henry H... Read full article


Review: True Grit (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 20, 2016 From 4 Star Films

My father has always maintained that two of his favorite films are The Magnificent Seven and True Grit. The first one makes sense with its stellar cast, resplendent score, and some top rate gun slinging. The second film, well, it makes sense too, but for completely different reasons. Director Henry ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Goudy: I believe you testified that you backed away from old man Wharton?
Rooster Cogburn: Yes, sir.
Goudy: Which direction were you going?
Rooster Cogburn: Backward. I always go backward when I'm backin' away.


Rooster Cogburn: [cocks his gun] Mr. Rat... I have a writ here says you're to stop eating Chen Lee's cornmeal forthwith. Now it's a rat writ, writ for a rat, and this is lawful service of the same. See? Doesn't pay any attention to me.
[shoots the rat]
Chen Lee: [runs into the room] Outside is place for shooting!
Rooster Cogburn: I'm serving some papers.


[LeBoeuf is spanking Mattie]
Mattie Ross: Are you gonna let him do this?
Rooster Cogburn: I don't believe I will. Drop that switch, LaBoeuf. Put it down, I said. You're enjoying it too much.
LaBoeuf: You'll find I go ahead with what I start.
Rooster Cogburn: [Rooster draws and cocks his pistol] You do and it'll be the biggest mistake YOU ever made, you Texas brush-popper!


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Facts about

Tuesday Weld turned down the role of Mattie.
John Wayne actively campaigned for the role of Rooster Cogburn after reading the novel.
True Grit's release date, of Wednesday, June 11th, 1969 was ten years before John Wayne lost his life, on Monday, June 11th, 1979.
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